Dogs of all kinds

A Summer Day

Sharing Stories
July 4, 2023 at 12:37 p.m.
Cute pugs, but not yummy.
Cute pugs, but not yummy. April Ryan



Celebrated summer at Burgermaster—stall twenty-four.

Stomach rumbling and growling—a feed me lion’s roar.

Memories of a car full of girls danced across the menu,

hanging out at “The Burg”—eyeing boys before curfew.

Turned on headlights, a carhop came to take my order.

Wanted a hotdog—long ago days costing only a quarter.

All set for a hotdog—imagining flavors at a county fair,

add grilled onion, jalapenos—to eat in my wheeled lair.

The carhop left, a yappy small dog bark, barked, barking,

had he heard the hotdog word—that would be shocking.

Watching the little dog bark at only carhops walking by,

I laughed at his request for treats—he was a hungry guy.

Hotdog came, taste buds happy—cold shake, froze brain,

on one summer dog day afternoon, I felt eighteen again.

April Ryan author of her book April Blossoms has written numerous stories and poems including some prize winners and many for Northwest Prime Time.

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